Examples of characteristics that show variation are listed below. State whether the examples given show discontinuous or continuous variation.
Height, weight, and handspan
Blood group, sex at birth, and species
Characteristics can be said to show continuous or discontinuous variation.
Someone says, “This form of variation is shown by characteristics that can only have certain, distinct values.”
Which form of variation is being described, continuous or discontinuous?
A zoo measured the length of the tails of their collection of spider monkeys, and the results are shown in the graph. What type of variation is shown here, continuous or discontinuous?